3.45 Fakenham- Washed Ashore – 1 point win – 6/1 (gen) – Ah, UR final fence when coming to make challenge and I’m fairly confident would have won, had jumped well until then, asked up and over-jumped I think, landed too steep, painful punting wise but horse/jockey up which is main thing and I was due one of those.
I am running out of time today so I’ll try and keep this one short… Washed Ashore entered my notebook after that run at Sedgefield where he appeared to appreciate the step up to a marathon trip, and would have been in there pitching at the end were it not for a shuddering error. He is lightly raced over fences and appears best on decent ground. He ran well enough when last seen at Doncaster, probably on softer than ideal ground, and over what now looks to be a trip short of his best- he was staying on late again there. 6/1 seemed worth a poke here for a team who has done well enough in recent days- some sort of consistency maybe, although it’s always a nightmare with Jonjo and I rarely get his horses right! Given the nature of this track, and that they should be confident he will stay after that Sedgefield run, I hope Richie races him more prominently, tracking the pace- provided he is going his speed and is comfortable. Coming from too far back around this course can be hard, especially as more pressure will be asked on the jumping front. He goes well after this length of break and I can only think this has been a target. We shall soon find out. If he runs like he did at Sedgefield and jumps well, he will be right there at the finish, hopefully leading the rest home!
That’s the lot for today. GL with any bets.